Xena’s favorite battling bard, Gabrielle! Concept I whipped out to pair with this Xena. And again, style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
Animation isn’t really my strong suit, but I’ve been thinking about something like this for quite a while. Style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules ((what else would be more appropriate)) with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
I’ll probably draw Gabrielle like this at some point soon maybe ((EDIT: Here it is!))
but like, could you imagine
- Dated: Koto era
- Measurements: 11 3/4 inches overall, 7 inch blade
The dagger has a blade fitted with a golden collar, showing a deeply carved bonshi horimono on the right side of the blade and a spearhead pattern on the left. The signature on the tang attributes the blade to “Kanemitsu”, in the later portion of the Koto era.
The black lacquer panels feature golden floral accents are present on the sides of the hilt and sheath, with the edges and tips, along with the tsuba, decorated with raised cherry blossoms with golden accents.
The mekugi is topped with a pair of 3/4 inch long golden butterflies, and a three dimensional gold accented silver flower arrangement serves as a suspension band on the back edge. The dagger has a 6 inch long two-piece kogai with 5 carved symbols on the front of each side, and a two symbol signature on the back with a golden three symbol signature inside the slot.
- Swords/blades made during the Heian period (794-1185) through the late Muromachi Era (1573-1599) are called Koto, and are classified in terms of the Gokaden, the five schools that developed in the provinces of Yamashiro, Yamato, Bizen, Soshu, and Mino.
- During the Koto period, the features of the jigane varied significantly because of the different materials used in each province. Swords made during this period can be recognized by the forging style, often down to the specific smith.
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I Am Not A Fish Kickstarter project by Carolyn Bick
This Kickstarter funds a multimedia piece that will help illuminate the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS care access for LGBTQ Jamaicans.
Imagine being afraid to seek health care, because there is a real possibility you will be killed over the results.
Jermaine Burton, founder of the homeless, gay help and advocacy group The Colour Pink, remembers the day at Comprehensive Health Centre when she learned she was HIV-positive. Despite the grave news, her nurse warned her not to look upset when she left.
“I was crying,” said Burton, who identifies as a woman, and used to be homeless on the streets of Kingston. “[The nurse] said, ‘Don’t go out and cry, because, if you go out and cry, people are going to know you are HIV-positive’.”
Her life was at risk, because she could be a target of Jamaica’s violent, deep-seated cultural prejudice against homosexuality. Since HIV/AIDS is associated with homosexuals in Jamaica, the safety of HIV/AIDS patients is also at risk.
While Jamaica’s government offers treatment programs for citizens suffering from HIV/AIDS-related illness, many among the LGBTQ community who are HIV-positive, or may be at risk, refuse to seek testing or treatment out of fear they will be killed over their sexual orientation.
What is going on in Jamaica is an atrocious violation of human rights, and the term ‘fish’ — one of many derogatory names for MSMs in Jamaica — reflects the dehumanization of the situation. 32% of Jamaican MSMs (men who have sex with men) are infected with HIV, according to the UNFPA, and the stigma against the disease, because of its connotations, will only make that number grow. But it is not just MSMs who are hurt. It is the entire island. If already-out Jamaican MSMs are afraid to seek health care, how many more Jamaican men are simply afraid to admit they are not straight? If these same men have unprotected sex with other men, and — because of fear, or because of shame — do not tell their partners, or get tested, this not only raise the infection rate on the island, but also increases the rate of reinfection.
Carolyn is working on a documentary about the struggles Jamaican MSMs and other Jamaicans along the LGBTQ spectrum face in obtaining proper health care safely, in the wake of such homophobia. She will be focusing primarily on one or two subjects to tell the story. As you can see in the short preview video, she spoke with many people in the eight days she was there. However, she needs to speak with many more — politicians, doctors, closeted Jamaicans — and visit other places, such as Kingston Public Hospital, the Ministry of Health, and Comprehensive Health Centre. Carolyn will also need to spend a longer period of time with the homeless MSMs she spoke with during her trip in December. She wants to document exactly what they go through, when they try to get testing and treatment — services we in the United States often take for granted.
This isn’t just about human rights. It is about an entire population’s right and fight to live. Help Carolyn fight with them.
Donate now! (If you can, anyway). If not, then at least consider signal boosting this amazing project. There’s not a lot of time, and I would really like to help Carolyn reach her goal and complete this project!
My Pako was so human, he wouldn’t have believed me if I told him.
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- hipsters dont own tumblr
- humour blogs dont own tumblr
you wanna know who owns tumblr?
a kingdom of isolation
and it looks like she’s the queen
Second post I’ve seen hijacked by the Frozen fandom
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Petra Pan, the Girl who wouldn’t grow up : a masterpost
Hi guys ! I know an old Petra Pan masterpost exists somewhere, but it’s actually not mine, it’s reposted, so if you could just… not reblog it and maybe reblog / like this one instead, it would be super nice and super cool of you :3 ! The other one has like…. 87k of notes so it’s really cool to know that so many of you liked my art, but it’s not even credited so I didn’t know it was so popular before a friend of mine showed it to me ?
Besides, this one really has the full series -with Ms. Flee and the lost girls included- and I would be really happy if they could get the love they deserve !
I love this but am sad that sprite is not called TinkerBILL